Can anyone tell me what sort of medical conditions they ask about at the booking appointment? All the info just says they ask for a family medical history. We both have limited knowledge of our families medical histories and would be useful to know what sort of things are important and what isn't so we can find out in advance.
I think heart diease, diabetes, mental health problems.. what else?
I've copies out the list from my maternity notes below, our consultant said that it is mostly you and your partner that they are interested in, although your parents and your silblings also have to be taken into account. In our NHS trust, grandparents aren't taken into account, although I think they are in some NHS trusts. I was also told that my family history was much more important then DH's, and despite a lot of health issues and problems from the list below running in his family, as he didn't have any of them, they weren't even noted down in my maternity notes.
Diabetes Thrombosis or any other blood clotting issues (such as haemophilia) Any cardiac problems High blood pressure/pre -eclampsia Hip problems from birth Mental illness Sickle cell anaemia Thallassaemia P.H Any disease which runs in families Stillbirths or multiple miscarriages Sudden infant death Learning difficulties Hearing loss from childhood Heart problems from birth Abnormalities present at birth Autoimmune diseases Blood group/rhesus status (your's and your partner's but don't worry if you don't know as they can find out when they take bloods)